Thanks to careful, expert reproduction, these fish studies have all the character and detail of the original hand-colored engravings, created in 1788 for the Encyclopedie Methodique. Each print is mounted in a handmade wood frame, finished in distressed black and edged in silver beading. Reproduced from hand-colored engravings, created for the Encyclopedie Methodique in 1788. Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre, the author of the Encyclopedie chapter illustrated by these engravings, was a French priest and naturalist credited with identifying dozens of new fish species. Giclee printing captures the fine detail and subtle shading of the original artwork. Mounted behind Plexiglas in a solid wood frame with a distressed black finish and silver edge beading. Ready to hang with D-rings and wire at the back.